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For the opening weekend on June 2nd, there will be a small conference starting the laboratory.If you want to go, it’s your lucky day since we are raffling off 2×2 tickets. Coming from the queer black and latin underground culture of New York over 50 years ago the Ball Culture took a long time to finally arrive in good old Berlin.
Berlin already has a couple of “Houses” which is how a group of Voguers is called that form a fabulous little family.This has made the disease less frightening among younger generations which results in a rising number of new infections since the early 2000s.Maybe these statistics are a good reason to take a closer look at the theater piece Aids Follies premiering today at Sophiensaele.One of the things that everyone tells me when I ask them what they think is special about Berlin is the sense of freedom here.Having lived here for such a long time I often tend to take it for granted, not realizing how it’s actually quite special to be able to wear whatever you like, love whoever you want, work in whichever job you want to – and generally be free in many more ways.The series that was designed by Paolo Dell’Elce and curator by Marco Sammicheli includes sleek black snow globes of cities such as Paris, London, Sydney, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Barcelona and of course also Berlin.
But instead of the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben or the Sagrada Familia you will see the minimalistic shapes of buildings that are maybe not on mainstream tourist’s itineraries but are nonetheless iconic for the respective cities.
Thanks to the famous Paris Is Burning documentary and – yes, maybe also because of that one Madonna song – the Ballroom Community and more specifically one of its disciplines – Voguing – have surfaced from the subculture into the mainstream, also spreading the concept into many major cities in the world.
Learn more about the history of voguing in this earlier i Heart feature.
This number ranks Berlin on top of all German cities shortly followed by Hamburg.
Due to effective medication nowadays you can live a long and healthy life even with an HIV infection.
And what happens if the dancers cut their strings to roam the stage. This triple-performance-night is the last contemporary premiere of the director Nacho Duato who is leaving the Staatsballett next season.